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R35 – MM/MC phono preamplifier

R35 is our most sophisticated and capable MM/MC phono preamplifier, providing the ideal interface between the low-level output of a moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge and the line-level inputs of your hi-fi system, either RCA or XLR.

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Primare R35 MM/MC phono preamplifier technology inside

Technology

R35 MM/MC phono preamp is designed to amplify with honest fidelity the delicate signal from even the lowest output phono cartridge.

The design has been carefully crafted so that all components work sympathetically together, including a fully isolated power supply, allowing the highly sensitive signal components to functiion in a noise free environement for superior performance, resulting in cleaner sound and greater fidelity. R35 features adjustable gain to amplify the signal from virtually any moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge, and a very wide range of input adjustments allowing for ideal cartridge and system matching.

The look and feel of Scandinavia

We believe that every aspect of our products – the way they look, the satisfying feel of the controls – contributes to the overall experience of living with Primare. As a result, Primare products exude the hallmarks of Scandinavian design – simple, elegant designs, with approachable and easy to understand functionality.
An example of this is the standby button discretely placed within the Primare logo on the faceplate of our R15, R35 and A35.2 models – or as we say lagom, not too much not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony.

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Primare System Building PRE35 R35 DD35 A35

Modular Design and System Building

We feel it is essential to offer modularity whenever possible in order to have just the right features, both now and for the future. Modular design is featured in the I25 and I35 modular integrated amplifiers, as well as the PRE35 modular preamplifier, all of which can be updated with DAC and Prisma modules, as well as the CD35 CD player that can have the Prisma module added, either at the time of purchase or at a later date. As a result, we are able to offer a carefully considered array of models and configurations in order to allow for device selection that best fits any system need. For example, a CD35 with Prisma module installed can be paired with an I35 integrated amplifier, allowing for a separation of analog and digital stages. Or, an I35 with DAC and Prisma modules installed can be paired with a DD35 CD transport, allowing for multi-room and multi-zone playback of every input, whether analog or digital source.

And while not modular, the R35 can be added to any of those systems to include high performance playback of vinyl records.

R15 and R35 Phono Preamplifiers

In this video we review the features and functionality of both the R15 and R35 MM/MC phono preamplifiers that may make them the perfect addition to your system.

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  • R35 – MM/MC phono preamplifier

    R35 is our most sophisticated and capable MM/MC phono preamplifier, with ultra low noise and high gain circuitry feeding RCA or XLR outputs, for use with the widest range of phono cartridges in the finest systems.

Have a question?

Check out our FAQ. If that doesn’t provide the information you need, contact us using the information request form and we will do our best to answer your questions. 
Or go to the distributor page for distributor and dealer contact information.

Have a question?

Check out our FAQ. If that doesn’t provide the information you need, contact us using the information request form and we will do our best to answer your questions. 
Or go to the distributor page for distributor and dealer contact information.

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  • MM/MCmoving coil and moving magnet
  • Gain adjustmentup to 50db MM and 76db MC
  • Load adjustmentcapacitance and resistance
  • RCA1 x stereo pair input
  • RCA1 x stereo pair output
  • XLR1 x stereo pair output
  • Dimensions430x384x92mm (WHD)
  • Weight9.5 Kg
  • Finishesblack or titanium
  • HiFi+, UK, November 2020
    R35: Primare R35 solid-state, MM/MC phono stage

    “The Primare R35 is that rare thing: an audio component with a lot of features that also sounds exceptionally revealing. Usually, it’s one or the other, so getting both in a professionally executed package with some superior styling touches at a sensible price is quite an achievement.”

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  • Stereo+, Norway, September 2020
    R35: Sound on the Very Top Shelf

    “Only seconds into the first track, it is clear that the Primare R35 creates a large and beautiful three-dimensional space, and it does so without over focusing on certain instruments or certain areas of the frequency range. The sound is very well balanced, the dynamics are excellent, and the sound is neat and precisely reproduced… The focus on voices and instruments is excellent and makes the music experience believable and natural. The voices are drawn in the middle, with the rest of the band or orchestra beautifully and neatly placed in both width and depth on the back. Five Stars.”

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  • Hi-Fi News, UK, May 2020
    R35: Primare R35

    “Primare R35 – Flagship phono stage is an analogue triumph… it is an incredibly flexible and capable phono stage that seemingly has the ability to extract the very best from any cartridge that crosses its path. A rare feat at any price, this only further pumps up the R35’s value. OUTSTANDING PRODUCT.”

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  • Alpha-Audio, The Netherlands, June 2020
    R35: Review Primare R35 phono pre-amp

    “Primare proves with the R35 that a top product does not have to cost power. What a fantastic sounding preamp for your record player and cartridge. Your vinyl will sound better no matter what element you connect to it. You get detail, musicality, dynamics, soundstage, in short everything that makes music. The R35 allows you to fine-tune the tuning in detail, which is a job that will reward you richly. We will use this Primare R35 as a reference phono preamp and that of course includes an Alpha Approved predicate. Bra gjort (“well done” in Swedish), Primare! Five Stars, Alpha Approved.”

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  • Audio, Germany, May 2020
    R35: Professional Appearance

    “Technically well designed, the Primare R35 is at the forefront of its price range. Not as a show off, but with strict neutrality with no effort. That is what I call to the point.”

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